Fisker Karma

Fire officials claim Fisker Karma responsible for Texas house fire

Official reports indicate that the Karma caught fire three minutes after being driven into the owner's garage.

In another example of bad press for Fisker, Texas fire officials are claiming that a Fisker Karma plug-in is responsible for a house fire that occurred in Texas last week according to AutoWeek magazine. The Karma caught fire in a garage, completely destroying the plug-in car, while also damaging a Mercedes-Benz SUV and Acura NSX. Aside destroying one vehicle and harming two others, the fire damaged a portion of the owner’s home.

Robert Baker, Fort Bend County chief fire investigator argues that the Karma "was the origin of the fire, but what exactly caused that we don't know at this time." Reports indicate that the Karma was not plugged in at the time of the incident and caught fire roughly 3 minutes after being driven into the garage. Additionally, the vehicle’s battery remained intact.

Also worth noting is the amount of mystery surrounding the case thus far. "I've worked homicide scenes with less secrecy," Baker told AutoWeek. "There have to be about 15 engineers down here working on this one."

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